Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 11.07.18

by November 8, 2018 0 comments

This past 1st Wednesday of November (aka 11.07.18) Mad Swirl kicked off our 14th year of mic madness! The Regal Room (at the Independent Bar & Kitchen) was chock filled with all the swirlin’ souls we know AND love! ‘t’was quite the Swirl-abration!

HUGE GRATS to all you mad poets, performers, artists and musicians who helped swirl us up a mighty fine night!

Here’s a shout out to all who graced us with your words, your songs, your divine madness…


Johnny O
MH Clay


Chris Curiel (trumpet)
Max Oepen (drums)
Dave Monsch (sax)
Carlos Salas (pocket operator)

Open Mic:

Johnny O
MH Clay
Opalina Salas
Bt=rett “BA” Ardoin
Desmene M. Statum
David Crandall
Carlos Salas
Devorah Titunik
James “Bear” Rodehaver
Josh Weir


Harry Mcnabb
Tom Farris
Christopher Calle
Susan M Duval
Jack C. Ritter

GREAT BIG YES to Swirve, for stirring the Swirl the best way in the world!

More HUGE YES’es to Regal Room’s Thad Kuiper (sound), Elana & Lisa for makin’ our stay most righteous.

HUGEST grats to our Patron Saint of we Mad Ones & proprietor of the Independent, Joshua Florence!

And lastly, but never leastly, yes Yes YES to all who came out to the Regal Room & shared this loving, laughing, lasting night of poetry and music and Swirl-abrations with us!

May the madness keep swirlin’ your way ’til the next Mad Swirl 1st Wednesday (12.05.18 @ The Regal Room)

Johnny O

P.S. In case you missed the LIVE feed, it’s not too late to be a fly on the wall. Check it out in all its LIVE glory right here…

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